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Season 2, Episode 3: Costa Rica
The Common Basilisk is commonly known as the jesus christ lizard because of their ability to run on water.
"The secret to the miracle stems from its blazing speed and long toes. It slaps them down with enough force to create an air pocket it then pushes up against to move forward. This ability allows them to escape most predators," explains Dom.
Black-headed Bushmaster is the largest viper in the world and by far one of the most dangerous. Some Bushmaster’s can get up to 6+ feet.
“It delivers more venom per strike than almost any snake on the planet. And those lucky enough to survive a bite say it feels like being set on fire while being stabbed by a dagger," says Dom.
Poison-Dart Frog's are super small, but very poisonous. However, they’re not able to administer venom to their predators.
“They’re not born poisonous. It’s the diet that they eat. They ate a lot of ants that have a lot of toxins in them. And that will build up and come out through their skin,” says Dom.
Three-toed Sloth is the slowest moving mammal in the world. While seemingly relaxed, their strength is way greater than what they put out.
Dom definitely had a creative side when this creature was around stating that “He looks like something out of The Dark Crystal! He looks like he’s in a 1980’s pop video, one of David Bowie’s back-up singers!”
"It smells like a little baby!" - Dominic Monaghan
While this little guy was quiet and cute, the Howler Monkey is known for it's loud, distinct howl-like call that is heard throughout the rainforest.
The Gliding Tree Frog has an adhesive-like sticky padding on their webbed feet which is perfect for climbing streets as well as notably large eyes for superb vision at night.
"These guys are known as the gliding tree frog because, as a defensive mechanism, when something is coming over to them that they feel a little threatened by, they’ll jump off the piece of veg that they’re on, in the hope that on the way down their sticky pads will grab onto something else on the way down," says Dom.
The Eyelash Viper is a venomous snake that gives very little warning before striking. Their tail allows them to glide through the forest with ease, but according to Dom, “it can launch great distances,” making it easier for the viper to attack.
The Lemur Leaf Frog has distinctive eyes and movement patterns, setting them apart from many other types frogs.
“These frogs actually take worried little steps instead of jumps. And the lemur, of Madagascar, a primitive primate, does the same type of movement. It kind of like looks around before it moves and moves in a very worried-like fashion," explains Dom.